Amazing Image Resources

 

And don’t forget to intersperse your five hundred words with images. For example, right now as we are typing this, we are already deciding on what our next image is. What would be an appropriate? So off we go right now is take a look at websites that give our pictures for free.

If you are not aware of such websites, the value you are about to get right now will simplify your search for visual representations because the sites we are about to mention are free! So, again, here is some pretty serious value if you are not already aware of the image websites we are about to state in the form of a short list. Here they are:

  1. com
  2. com
  3. Pixabay
  4. Unsplash

There you have it, our top secret list, secret because if too many people start using sites listed, we might end up having visitors that saw our pictures used by another. There are thousands upon thousands of images in these collections. So, let’s go to Pexels for example. The next section we are about to create has to do with “technology and creativity’”

So did you see the image we selected. It is a woman and a sign that consists of a lightbulb. A bit clique of a lightbulb being used to represent inspiration, but we went for it.

Simplify Your Vision

Who Are You Trying to Reach?

It’s a simple concept, but very important. How are your mission and vision working out for you? Chances are that it might be overly complicated. Nothing personal, but most are. The reason usually is because of trying to be all things to all people. This isn’t really necessary. In fact, the more specific you get about who you are trying to reach, the better.

The Importance

Think about who and why you have come up with the mission and vision you have. Generally speaking, vision is your big picture of your organization and mission is how you are going to get there. Thinking long and hard is important. In fact, this might be the most important thing you do for your group.

Think in Terms of the Present

For example, we recently started a new organization that was following in the footsteps of an old one. The gauntlet was being passed from one collective to the other. The older faction was closing in the process. It only took a few tweaks to bring the existing org into the present.

Breaking Down the Steps

New Information

Just about anything that you may want to do, can likely be broken down into steps. And steps allow you to have a measured and for most, easier, approach to learning a new skill or implementing new information.

Specific

DIYdigi, a relatively new addition to the blog galaxy, posted an entry that you may be interested in. The article goes into the method for being able to make and market your blog. Although not heavy on steps throughout, it does offer an overview of 3 specific steps regarding implementation, that make a lot of sense.

Keep it Simple

I don’t know about you, but I am always looking for a process to be simplified.

The Meaning of Change in Marketing

You marketing and technology can be used to help get messages out. It is good to be careful with this so you are choosing as your charity work organizations that are aligned with the belief systems of many.

 

Exploring Change

Last time we posted, we did a section on DIYdigi solutions for your company or career so that you can get more business and customers, as well as keep the ones you already have.

This time around we are going to explore change and how it can be harnessed for marketing. Let’s take a look at a quote from Gandhi that you’ve probably heard before:

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” — Gandhi

In marketing and in business one can interpret what he is saying as it applies to marketing strategies and and technology. We have access to this incredible tool and should be using this tool (s) for good. Studies have shown that people who are involved in work that makes a difference are more happy than people who just exist to work to make money with no meaning associated.

Proof

You should live for what is worth dying for and leverage social media and other forms of marketing to make a difference in both your physical community and your online one. This proves that you can love what you do, make a difference and make money too!

DIYdigi Strategy

Market Yourself and Your Business

Have you heard of DIYdigi.com? If not, DIYdigi is an organization of freelance professionals dedicated to helping create for DIYdigi tools to market yourself or your business.

Are You a DIY Type Person?

How does this help you? It means you can have DIYdigi create for you digital tools that you in turn can use to DIY (Do It Yourself).

Get Your eBook

How do you get started working with DIYdigi.com? The best method is to visit their website where there will soon be a newsletter form for which it could have as a means of not only contacting them but possibly getting an eBook as well.

ArtisticPreneur Drive

Dreams

Do you have the drive to be an ArtisticPreneur? It takes  a lot of drive to be successful as one because you aren’t just pursuing one dream that is difficult enough, but two: Artist and Entrepreneur.

Your Art and Making a Living

You should give yourself the ArtisticPreneur test. Ask yourself if just doing art is enough for you? Ask yourself if you don’t have the need for others to see your art? Ask yourself if you’re fine with making a living another way than your art?

Time is Running Out

If you answered “yes” to all of the questions given then you are okay with slacking off on the pressure. But if you reacted with a powerful “No,” then you had better get on it now because time is running out!

Our New eBook is Available Online

An Unwelcome “Hello”

In the middle of a Pandemic, who would have thought that would be when our eBook for magicians and mentalists would finally be published. It started out as an idea a short while before the Coronavirus reared it’s ugly head. And the timing was such that when we competed the original version “Invent Mentalism,” COVID-19 chimed in its unwelcome “Hello.”

Back to the Drawing Board

It didn’t make sense to release a book about performing magic and mentalism, when at the moment, because of social distancing, there weren’t going to be any audiences available. So we swiftly went back to the drawing board and added a new bonus section on alternative income streams available for prestidigitators with a leaning toward mental magic.

Success Was on Its Way

Our dream publisher accepted the eBook. They were who we very much wanted to work with. And happily, they most kindly started giving us their feedback on the writing of our eBook and its new sections. Then, after 5.5 drafts of our publication, they green lighted it for purchase on their website. In fact, up until we ultimately decided to take it off the market, it had ascended to #1 Marketing Author and #1 Marketing Hot List.

ArtisticPreneur Artists are Sticking Together


Artists Should Stick Together

Now that social distancing is in the works, it could be an experience that is lonely. But thankfully, due to modern technology, artists can stick together which is how ArtisticPreneur is able to continue.

The Collaborating Continues

We appreciate the input of all the wonderful creatives who are supportive of our mission. For example, even updating this website becomes a task that an artist can do. COVID-19 is still fully in motion so artists communicate through video means. This means that projects can continue to be updated in terms of those that involve collaboration. Thanks and a shoutout goes to USA HOW TO for orchestrating a bringing together of all artists subscribed to their newsletter.

The Mental Side of Becoming an ArtisticPreneur


Mental Process

The mental process of being a successful ArtisticPreneur is focusing on your positive attributes and not your negative ones. You should be aware of areas you may be lacking in, but don’t use this knowledge to beat yourself up, use it instead as a means of then seeking out the things that you need.

Parts of You Will Always Be Evolving

As hard as it is to do, if you compare yourself to other people you will not be happy. The ultimate goal is only compare yourself, to, well, yourself. Look at how you were creative in the past as compared to now. If you believe your past work was better than your current, surely there is something you are able to now that you do at a higher level than in the past.

Watch Out for Fear

Fear can be the enemy to creativity and can contribute to procrastination. For example, there are those creative people who see themselves as artists of one art form or another, but don’t picture themselves as having an apptitude for business. That’s why not everyone embraces the idea of being an ArtisticPreneur.

Become an Entrepreneur

In such a case you have two choices. Either amp up your business skills through YouTube, classes, mentorship (and more) and being versed in being an entrepreneur.

Catch-22

Another possiblity is getting management and maybe even an agent. It is tough when you are first starting on your creative path to do so. It’s a catch-22 where management will not look at you unless you are successful, whereas when you are first starting out you face the walls.

Mind, Body, Spirit

Another important thing is to take care of yourself in body, mind and spirit. Eat healthy (if you can) and get exercise.

Get Rid of Toxic People

If you have toxic and negative people in your life (this includes even your parents) get rid of them. Who needs them. They are a part of why you procrastinate and fill your head with self doubt.

You Have a Choice

The good news is you have choices about who is in your life as well as your artisticpreneurial work ethic.

Attention Artists: Your Business Side Needs Nurturing Too

Finding Resources

One thing that artists can never get enough of is business resources for the creative entrepreneur within, or shall we say, ArtisticPreneur. There are many programs that help artists with the careers, you just have to look for them in your community. In fact, depending on your financial situation you can even find free stuff. Also, there are websites like Artist Steps that help you stay on track. Additionally, ArtisticPreneurs are recognized for making a difference by awards shows such as Big Apple Awards, formerly known as the Platinum PIAs.

Look for Community

You want to always look for community while seeking out resources. This is because in addition to navigating your artistic and business career, you need to nurture those who can appreciate your work. You could call them fans but we prefer supporters.

Supporters Support

In this addition of ArtisticPreneur we hope to provide you with the tips, guidance, skills, and inspiration necessary to flourish as an ArtisticPreneur. Our mission is to support artists and creative entrepreneurs in their effort to achieve their goals, both with their art as well as from a business standpoint.

One of the First Things You Should Do is Monitor Yourself

Dig down deep. Are you happy or are you tortured. If you are tortured is recommended you get help, because even through there is a myth that tortured artists do the best work, the reality these days is that you need to a positive outlook as you move forward.

Will Having a Manager Solve Your Problems?

An ArtisticPreneur can be an artist who sidesteps the traditional paths to success as an artist and independently sells their art. A creative person with business acumen, is more likely to succeed. Some performing artists seek having management thinking this will solve all their problems.

The Reality of Managers

Having a manager will not solve all your problems. You must understand the business of the artistic expression that you have selected. Why? Because many managers are not so much interested in helping their clients. Instead, they are looking to hook up with someone who is already on the path of success. Why? Because then they can more effortlessly have a cash cow from which to collect profits. Artists need to see the bigger picture as sometimes explored on sites like Artist Steps.

No Conference Plans at the Moment

Many have suggested that we here at ArtisticPreneur start a conference or “trade show” for artistic people to learn how to integrate business know how into their practice so that they have more of an ability to navigate through the issues to attain successes. We here at ArtisticPreneur want you to succeed.

What is Success?

It is truly a myth that an artistic person can’t be successful as an artist and a successful person can’t be creative. This mindset keeps the ArtisticPreneur from moving in her or his career. Although it is nice to be recognized by awards shows like the Big Apple Awards, you need to keep your inner life solid to be able to work through the storms.

Work Smart

A lot of people who are ArtisticPreneurs get stuck with what they are doing. They may take a seminar or class about making money with their craft only to find that many of the strategies don’t work and the depressing (for some) reality that it is not working harder but rather is about working smarter. Yes, we know it is a cliché but it is more true these days than ever.